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Crafting chinks & chaps, including shotgun chaps, batwing chaps, and more.. for more than 50 years. We have a large selection of chinks & chaps in stock and also offer custom chaps.

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Thank you B Bar B Wholesale for a perfect fitting pair of chaps of the highest quality manufacturing and finest leather I've ever seen!!  My first pair of chaps were cowboy style which I bought back in the mid 60's.  They wore out around 2007, (dry rot from being over in Asia for four years), and my next pair were crap at a price of $100 and fell apart two months ago.  Not only do your chaps feel good and keep me warm, they'll last me the rest of my life.......and then go to my son!!  A Happy Customer, David M. Sims (Satellite Beach, FL) (02-02-08)

David Sims
Posted: 02/27/2009
Measuring for Custom Buckle Leg Chaps   by Admin

Measuring (chaps with leg strap closures) -  For Custom Batwing, Chink, Cutting chaps

When measuring for chaps it is usually best to have someone else measure for you. It is best to use a cloth tape for measuring the circumference of the leg like the thigh. calf, knee and so on. A stiffer metal tape is best for measuring the length measurements like outseam, inseam. and crotch to calf. In the descriptions below the term "snug measurement" will be used, this means the slack is pulled out of the tape but does not mean tight. It would be best to mark the measurement locations on your leg with tape or chalk to insure that they arc taken in the proper locations. This will also make it easier to double check all measurements accurately.


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Hip (1) - take a snug measurement around the base of the belt loops, this will be about 4" larger than the waist size of your pants.  If you want your chaps to fit higher on the waist, measure at that point at which you want the top of the chap to be located.

Outseam (2) - the length from the base of the belt loops to the floor, with boots on. If you prefer to wear your chaps above the base of the belt loops  then this measurement should be taken at that point.

Inseam (3) - the length from the crotch to the floor with boots on.

Crotch to knee (6) - the length from the crotch to the center of the knee-cap.

Thigh, upper (7) - the circumference of the thigh at the crotch. Take a snug measurement.

Thigh, middle (9) - the circumference of the leg at this point which is halfway between the upper thigh and knee center (numbers 7 and 11). Use a snug measurement

Total length of chink (15) - This measurement is required for chinks only, it will provide us with the correct chink length that you desire.  Our standard adult chink lenth from the top of the chink to the bottom of the fringe is 32”. You may want them to be longer or shorter. Please provide us with the total length that you would like, this will require us to make a custom chink.  The length that you provide should include the fringe.

Front Rise (16) - base of belt to crotch

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